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cannot find a case that would support bringing criminal charges on these facts. >> but the political damage is real from the fbi director's other conclusion. >> there is evidence that they were extremely careless in their handling of very sensitive, highly classified information. >> all this will as hillary clinton is heading here today on air force one with president obama at her side for the first time in this campaign. and donald trump is tweeting, crooked hillary compromised our national security, no charges, wow. one of the key contenders, donald trump, is trying to turn the page from his latest twitter dust-up to the focus on his veep search, one of the key contenders is trying to deflect questions about the hunt. >> being vice president means, you know, you've got to go to meetings, you have to deal with congressman, i used to be a
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congressman, i know what it's like, i don't know that i want to spend the next four or eight years of my life dealing with congressmen. coming up here, dr. ben carson, trump advisor and former candidate. and isis attacks, 400 killed over four weeks by isis. but this weekend's attack in saudi arabia raising the stakes. >> we've seen about a dozen different terrorist attacks all across the world. most significant of these recent attacks is the one in medina. that is a very symbolic attack right near the prosecute's mosque, the place where the prophet mohamed is buried. and good day, everyone i'm andrea mitchell in charlotte. will hillary clinton's planned fist appearance of president obama today has been completely overshadowed by the fbi director's statement that the e-mail investigation has been concluded, he is now recommending criminal charges. the director koemmy presented a
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devastating political indictment portraying her as careless in her handling of classified materials and disputing her year-long assertion that nothing she sent or received is was classified at that time. >> from the group of 30,000 e-mails, returned to the state department in 2014, 110 e-mails in 52 e-mail chains have been determined by the owning agency to contain classified information at the time they were sent or received. about 2,000 additional e-mails were upclassified to make them confidential. those e-mails had not been classified at the time that they were sent or received. the fbi also discovered several thousand work-related e-mails that were not among the group of 30,000 e-mails returned by secretary clinton to state in 2014. we found no evidence that any of the additional work-related e-mails were intentionally
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deleted in an effort to conceal them in some way. our assessment is that like many e-mail users, secretary clinton periodically deleted e-mails or e-mails were purged from her system. although we did not find clear evidence that secretary clinton intended to violate lawsuits governing the handling of classified information. there is evidence that they were extremely careless in their handling of very sensitive, highly classified information. there is evidence to support a conclusion that any reasonable person in secretary clinton's position or in the position of those with whom she was corresponding about those matters, should have known that an unclassified system was no place for that conversation. even if information is not marked classified in an e-mail, participants who know or should know that the subject matter is classified are still obligated to protect them. although there is evidence of potential violations of the statutes regarding the handling
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of classified information. our adjustment is that no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case. only facts matter. and the fbi found them here in an entirely apolitical and professional way. >> joining me now is kelly o'donnell who was in the room for the director koemmycomey's remarks. kay i had hunt in washington. nbc justice correspondent pete williams is joining us by phone and msnbc chief legal correspondent as well. first to you, pete williams, you've covered the justice department for decades. this was unprecedented in an extraordinary announcement by the fbi director prior to his recommendation going to the prosecutors and detailing everything that they had done over the course of the past year. >> not surprising, andrea, we've been expecting something like this, if not charges were filed.
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ordinarily the government doesn't do this if they pursue an investigation and file charges, that's how we know the investigation's over, but we been asking for weeks now, what if you finish your investigation and you don't recommend charges, how will we know when it's over and we knew that they were discussing something like this, that's sort of the statement. so it is unusual, it is unprecedented, but i must say that we sort of expected there'd be something like this. a couple of points to make, one, we learned why the investigation took so long. this is almost a year and we did a pretty good window into why that was, especially the pain staking work to try to reconstruct e-mails from the little tiny pieces that found, the fragments they found from the servers that were used and then retired. secondly, let's remember that not only are they not recommending charges against hillary clinton, they're not recommending charges against anybody else. and so that's an important thing to say as well. and then finally, the fact that
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i think that this, this announcement was pretty well timed in advance or planned in advance before the attorney general had her meeting which will she now regrets on the tarmac a week ago with the former president, former president clinton, i think they were planning on doing this. i don't believe they decided to do this because of of that. they had always planned to make an announcement like this and finally the point you made which is the fbi said it was sloppy, but not criminal. it's not a case any prosecutor would make. >> and just to that point, i wanted to drill down on the fact that there is, there are guidelines for prosecutors in not bringing cases that they don't think, where they don't think they can convict, and that would certainly be the case in something this high profile, at this stage, with a nomination pending for secretary clinton and at this stage in a campaign for president. >> well, actually i think that
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cuts both way us. i think that that rule is always true, no less so and no more so in this case. >> and kelly o'donnell there at the justice department, you've been covering politics for decades as well, neither of us have seen anything like this, especially because he was very critical of her for careless handling of e-mails when she was secretary of state. >> and andrea, just to give you a sense of what it was like to be inside the hoover building behind me as we were's courted in, we walked past the portrait of the president, the attorney general, and the fbi director, it reminds you of the context of this. we went into the webster conference room. the director spoke as you saw for about 15 minutes at the back of the room was a giant monitor or tv screen where his remarks were skrolg up, very controlled. there was sort of a tense sobriety about the room because i think everybody associated with the director knew this was a very significant announcement.
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politically as you point out, there is a lot of fallout still to come because while the big issue of charges or no charges is now resolved, the director added so much more to our understanding of what took place in the general practices of hillary clinton and her team with the state department. when he sort revenue called her out implicitly saying someone in her position should have known, he also indicated that those who were interacting with her on e-mail, widely known private e-mail address, he said, should have known as well. and that raises the issue of other cabinet level officials or others perhaps in the white house who by implication perhaps should have known there was risk there. that's politically potent for adversaries of hillary clinton. also the fact that she so repeatedly made clear that she did not send nor receive anything marked as classified. he sort of undercut that argument today. and then we understand that she
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also talked about putting out and turning over tens of thousands of e-mails, which is true, but in the process of this sort of piecing together the puzzle pieces, they digs covered a lot of e plal that did not make it. he gave a very reasonable explanation that any of us who use e-mail could understand, that we go through the process of deleting when we're changing devices or things like that, but still some e-mails did not make it into the chain of custody. and he said that ian a g mail account would have a kooifl capability, but this private serve der not. and there were multiple servers used by clinton over time. so no archiving was inherent inspect system that she had, andrea. >> and it was very clear that he exonerated her lawyers by saying that there was no intentional deletion or obstruction obviously here would have been the issue. in fact, the state department rule is that officials at their own discretion can in their official account delete what
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they think is personal. so they have a lot of leeway over that. they are supposed to archive anything that is official government work and of course in this case that didn't take place as he pointed out because of the private server, and also because they were using what also is in play here is that they were using an unclassified system, not the classified system, such a great degree. so if there's no legal jeopardy here, it's unlikely you would think that the prosecutors would prosecute, would reverse the decision or the recommendation of the fbi director, there's a lot of political fallout though. >> we would expect in a case like that this, in any administration for the prosecutor's to work off what the fbi found. this was not a mixed ruling, this was not presented as a close call, quoting coemy, there was no evidence to move forward with charges, indeed quote, no reasonable prosecutor would do so. i would mention in law, the term
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reasonable person or reasonable prosecutor is actually a term of art. it's a legal standard in and of itself that means there's no way something should be done. no reasonable landlord should leave out i don't know a really unsafe environment, no reasonable prosecutor would doll something. he is putting this as firmly as you can. i would expect prosecutors to accept that and leave this as essentially a resolve matter in close case. a couple other points that came out of fbi director comey's remarks. number one the compliance is important. her lawyers as well as secretary clinton complying. number two, state department lacking in security culture. that is not a legal finding of criminality, it's certainly not a good thing for law enforcement to find about your agency. number three, clinton extremely careless, that's a headline we have talked about, not criminal, but problematic. number four, and a big fight i would expect, andrea. when the director spoke about the classified material at the time, he notes that quote, only
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a very small number of those e-mails were actually marked classified. so it is well within the fbi and other agencies per view to say what they think is classified. for folks at home trying to understand with and aren't familiar, the bulk of the e-mails were not actually written or markszed classified. we expect to clinton folks to say hey, they weren't marked classifying. what we're hearing as well, you know thousand works, you should have known that kind of material. and finally the last thing, the way that he talked about the evidence i think will be significant and quoted a lot for folks, no evidence for charges, no reasonable prosecutor should move forward with this kind of case, indeed, quote, no case in history where this kind of conduct would lead to charges. i would call that a pretty shut door, legally. >> and kristin welker here with me covering the clinton campaign, kristin, how many times have we heard hillary clinton say, nothing was marked classified when it was sent or received. that's been her out all along.
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this completely disputes that, 110 contained classified information, not the 2,000 retroactively upgraded, which is what they have been disputing all along, that that's a subjective judgment she would say by the intelligence community, but that 110 of them, that is significant, were according to the fbi director classified at the time they were sent or received. >> that has been secretary clinton's main line of defense. that she never sent anything that was marked classified at the time and of course as you point out, director comey said that today, she's holding her first appearance with president obama, it's going to cast a cloud over this event. i have my phone out, you do as well, andrea, you've been trying to contact them, no reaction yet, but we do know that right now they're trying to determine exactly how they are going to respond to this. and this feeds into concerns about trust worthiness.
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remember our latest nbc/wall street journal poll showed that 69% of voters say the issues surrounding her trust worthiness are an important issue in this campaign. this is a liability in a general election and it continues to give donald trump foughter. the campaign will come out and focus on the headline though which is that no charges could be filed. >> she's coming in on air force one, president obama bringing her here, embracing her, literally and figuratively, the most important validater of her trust worthiness and viability as a candidate, according to to the campaign. casey hunt has been certainly on top of this and monitoring the donald trump reaction. so far it is on twitter, but this is certainly going to give ammunition to him, other than the fact that be there is no likely indictment. >> reporter: you said this right at the top of your show, andrea. this.
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clears her of the legal hurdle, but the political one remains. what comey had to say was a political indictment of her conduct, and you could see, she was just here at the ne ark giving the speech at the same time the director comey was laying this out in his press statement. i tried to get a word with her about this after the event, she steered clear of the rope line, talked very briefly to some folks here that reporters couldn't get to. her top aids are here with her, huma was tied up in this, nick meryl, her body man, press aid, top traveling aid on a conference call, it appeared not interested in speaking to any of us. that's of course unusual. you can kind of see the campaign trying to digest this, figure out how is to respond. that has been the way this campaign approaches things very kind of methodically, thinking through it before coming out. donald trump of course seizing on it immediately comparing this
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to david petraeus, he says that petraeus faced worse than hillary clinton will for mishandling classified information, andrea. >> and i think the distinction there was certainly made clear by the fbi director that he did not find intent, nor did he find a volume, nor did he find any any effort to go against the kwa united states government. when he talked about the precedence. thanks so much to casey hunt, pete williams, of course, kristin welker here with me and kelly o'donnell. and coming up, what does the trump camp think about all of this breaking news on the clinton e-mails? you can imagine that, we'll bring in former candidate and trump advisor, dr. ben carson, joining us next right here on "andrea mitchell reports" on msnbc. ♪ ♪
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donald trump already twoeting his response to fbi director jaimtz coemy's announcement that no charges are appropriate in the investigation into hillary clinton's e-mails. trump tweeting, crooked hillary compromised our system, a rigged system. this is trump is hitting the campaign trail today, also heading here to north carolina. key battleground state. joining me now former republican presidential candidate dr. ben carson, trump supporter obviously dr. carson, thank you very much for being with us. first of all, your reaction to the fbi director's announcement today. >> well, i'm not particularly surprised by it, but i think the thing to take away from this is that he was extremely critical of her judgment. and stated that, you know, high government official should know better. she's not only a government official, she's the secretary of state, and has been a senator
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twice. so the real question is, are americans willing to place everything in the hands of somebody with such poor judgment? you know in the business world, and professional world, when you have somebody whose demonstrating poor judgment, the next step is not to promote them, it is perhaps to give them some remedial training. >> dr. carson, james coemy has been harolded by people in both political parties for being absolutely down the line, a tough prosecutor. does he exoneration of her, in term's of criminal charges for her or any aids, does that carry weight or will donald trump still be saying, crooked hillary, she belongs in jail? he has said there's no criminal case here. >> and i don't disagree, i mean, whether there's krcriminality o
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not i think is secondary to the issue of extraordinarily poor judgment. and this is not the first instance. it would be a different thing if this were an isolated incident, but, you know, before any terrible disaster occurs, you usually have warning. the kbe is reason with we going to stick our head in the sand and say, eh, everybody says it's okay, let's move on, or use our god-given intellect to say, this is a problem, folks. not just for republicans, but for democrats. this is an american problem. >> would your advice to donald trump be to stop hammering away on she belongs in jail, she belongs in prison, crooked hillary, should he change his response now, his tweets and his other campaign speeches, do you think he should move on and talk about her judgment and talk about the criticisms that the fbi director made?
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>> i certainly do, i believe the judgment issues are the ones that are the most important. the character issues. because we're talking about our children and our grandchildren, we're talking about the future of our country, and again, i want to take this out of the partisan realm, and talk about america and the kinds of values and principles that made us into a great nation. are we willing to throw those away for partisan reasons? or are we going to come back to our senses at some point? >> i also want to ask you about donald trump's search for a vice president because time is getting, growing short before the convention. we know that he met this weekend with governor mike pence, request senator joni ernst, he obviously knows chris christie and newt gingrich very well, both very close advisors, in that group, would you have any, any advice or anyone that you think meets the test of someone
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who could be an asset to him as a running mate? >> well, i think all the people that you just mentioned could be an asset, along with a few others. the key being, having someone who shares the correct political philosophy so that if something were to happen to him, you know, the programs could be carried out, the whole concept of restoring integrity to government should be carried out. so you want to look at somebody whose life is consistent with that. >> and are you troubled at all by his twert practices? whether he or someone in his campaign tweeting out things, including the star of david, on a pile of money, a reference which was broadly viewed by the anti-defamation league, it came from a white supremists order?
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>> to be honest with you, it doesn't really matter what he does, he's going to be criticized severely for it. so, i'm not sure that you need to totally change the way that you're doing things because you're seeking less criticism. when you're a certain party, certain party, certain philosophy, you're going to be heavily criticized no matter what you do. >> does he have an obligation as the republican presumptive nominee to uphold a highing standard and to avoid some of these websites and some of these twitter sites which are involved in racially charged groups and white sprem cyst groupupremacis? >> i know donald trump and i know he's not a racist. and that's really what needs to be brought up. people are going to try to reinterpret things and say oh he's against this and that, what
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he really is for is network. and for trying to make it into a great nation again. and he's not a politician, he's going to say things that don't fit the political, you know, profile. >> dr. ben carson, as always, thank you very much for joining us. >> thank you. and expunge, fbi director coemy did call clinton's handling extremely careless. what might hillary clinton say today while campaigning with president obama? stay with us, we'll be right back on msnbc.
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there was throughout the investigation. what i can assure the american people is that this investigation was done honestly, competently, and independently, no outside influence of any kind was brought to bear. >> fbi director james coemy not recommending charges, but also saying that it was possible that hostile actors gained access to hillary clinton's e-mail accounts. joining me now, the deputy editorial page editor for the washington post, and ben ginsburg, who is an nbc contributor, both attorneys, ruth, first to you. the legal ramifications to this and the political. >> so the legal ramifications to this are really good for hillary clinton. she can, as a matter of criminal investigation put this. behind her and go on with her campaign for president. the political ramifications as you're been discussing are much more complicated because the fbi
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director did a pretty unusual think for an fbi director or a prosecutor to do, which is he didn't just say, okay, no indictment, tlaung very much, everybody go home. he explained the reasons, not to bring an indictment, and then he offered some analysis of the secretary of state's behavior and that analysis is going to continue to resinate with people who have understandable questions about her behavior. >> ben web as a long time advisor to republican candidates and observer from the republican side, how does the republican nominee handle this and how do republican candidates handle this? >> well look, i appreciate the democrats will feel relieved that hillary clinton, their standard bearer is not being indicted, but make no mistake, this is the gift that's going to keep on giving for a candidate whose basic theme is the system is rigged, and his opponent is
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neither honest nor trust worthy. and look at the whole optics about this, number one, what i think director comey said is that she is a terrible administrator, the state department under her leadership was very sloppy in the way it handled sensitive materials, that she's been telling the american people for months now that there was no classified material involved, director comey took a different view of that. she's getting off the plane with president obama. remember the part of president obama's legacy was honesty and openness in government, and here comes a report today as he gets off the plane from the fbi director, saying that not so open, not so smart with official records of that state department. so all in all, she's not going to be indicted, but this will provide foughter not only for donald trump in his campaign, but also for republican
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candidates as they try and tie their democratic opponents to hillary clinton's brand of leadership. >> and ruth, the campaign cannot be happy at the timing of this, nor can the white house, with president obama now arm in arm with her coming off air force one when they hoped he would be the great validater for her against the charges he's not trust worthy. >> a little bit stepping on the message of the day, but i'd like to go back and say somebody about the republican nominee. because i think that for donald trump to ininu wait and say actually straight out in his tweet that this is more evidence that the system is rigged is extraordinarily unfair to director comey, the folks at the fbi, the folks at the justice department. there's just no indication of that. the meeting with the attorney general and bill clinton was really unfortunate, but i think that his argument, it's very
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clear that hillary clinton should be in jail is an argument that was females at the time he was make it and it's just, does a disservice to the serious dwhaes you could raise about hillary clinton's behavior to be saying that she should be in jail or that this is evidence that the system is rigged. >> ruth marcus and ben ginsburg, thank you both. thanks for being with us. and coming up, the no charge recommendation, but somehow it going to play out politically? more on that coming up. what clinton might be saying today while campaigning with president obama right here in north carolina. stay with us, we'll bring it all to you live.
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♪ ♪ take on the unexpected with a car that could stop for you. nissan safety shield technologies available in the altima, sentra and maxima. secretary clinton used several different servers and administrators of those services during those four years at the state department and used num reduce mobile devices to send and to reread e-mail on that personal domain. >> fbi director jaimtz comey
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saying that quote several different servers were used. a hillary clinton supporter who also was the justice department spokesman under former attorney general eric holder joining me now. matt, how can you justify the fact that she was this careless with her e-mails? what is the campaign's response to that? >> well, so i think obviously secretary clinton has come out and said many times that it was a mistake for her to set up the e-mail account the way she did. i don't think that we should take for granted jim comey's public statement that it was careless. the fbi director's job is to construct investigations and if the developed evidence that support charges, they bring those charges and back them up in court for jim comey to come out and make that kind of public statement about someone whom the government is going to charge is completely inappropriate and i think actually, you know, violates doj and fbi rules. >> well, let me read you paul
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ryan, the speaker of the house's reaction just now. he said while i respect the law enforcement professionals at the fbi, this announcement defies explanation, no one should be above the law. based upon the director's own statement, it appears damage is being done to the rule of law. declining to prosecute secretary clinton will set a terrible precedent. the findings of this investigation also make clear secretary clinton misled the american people when she was confronted. while we need more information about how the bureau came to this recommendation, the american people will reject this troubling pa tern of dishonesty and poor judgment. a very tough statement from the speaker of the house. >> very. and i think that type of statement is why the fbi director is not supposed to hold press conferences like the one he held today. you know, if you're not going to bring charges, you shouldn't insert yourself in the middle of a political campaign the way he did. if there is to be a judgment
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that her behavior was careless or inappropriate, that's a judgment for the state department inspector general to make. the fbi's job is to determine whether laws were violated and charges can be brought in court and his determination was that there were not, there were no laws violated and he wouldn't recommend charges. beyond that, it's inappropriate for him to be talking about this case any further. >> isn't transparency important? why shouldn't the american people know what they did, what they found, what was wrong, what was careless, what as he points out did not rise to the level of a criminal prosecution? they're going to be voting on someone for president of the united states. >> the people should know that and there are procedures in place so they can. the state department inspector general has been reviewing this matter, has been reviewing her use of e-mail. but that's not what the fbi exists to do. the fbi exists to bring charges or not. so for, for them, you know, for
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him to come out and let me just back up and say, you know, what paul ryan says that no one is above the law. that's true. hillary clinton certainly shouldn't get any special treatment, she shouldn't get any worse treatment than anyone else would get either. i don't remember a time in history when the fbi director or when an attorney general has reviewed a case, decided that the evidence does not support bringing charges, and still make really reckless statements about an underlying individual's behavior, it's really just not appropriate, unless he's ready to back them up in court which obviously as he said today, he doesn't believe is appropriate. >> thank you very much, matt miller, former spokesman for the justice department. coming up, carolina on their mind, we are here in charlotte where in just about three hours, president obama will be deplaning from air force one with hillary clinton. the first joint campaign appearance live right here on msnbc.
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and we have the first response from the clinton campaign. brian fallon saying in a written statement, we are pleased that the career officials handling this case have determined that no further action by the department is appropriate. as the secretary has long said, it was a mistake to use her personal e-mail and he would not do it again. we are glad that this matter is now resolved. that is it from the campaign. joining me now for our daily fix, chris alyssa and founder of the washington post fix blog, reporter perry bay onjr., and her in north carolina, the washington post john wagner who wrote a detailed story today on the political fight here in battleground, north carolina. chris, first to you, the criticisms we just heard from matt miller, former eric holder spokesperson at the justice department saying that the fbi director has no business going into detail, saying how careless she was, criticizing her handling of classified
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information in if he is not recommending an indictment. his job is to recommend to indict or not to prosecute. >> right -- >> and also the statement from brian fallon. >> well the statement from brian fallon is, you know, does the best to spin a negative situation, yes, look, legally speak, this is a great outcome for hillary clinton. she is not going to be indicted for her decision to set up a private e-mail server. in every other way including the court of public opinion, what james comey did an hour plus ago was very tough. he directly disputed the fact that she said she had never sent or received a classified e-mail. he directly disputed the idea that it is possible that her account has been attacked. he directly disputed the idea that her lawyers and she had deleted only those e-mails that were personal, entirely personal in nature, saying they had found e-mails that contained sort of professional information in there as well. so, they're trying to narrow that in their response to say
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she wasn't indicted. that would have been a nuclear problem had that happened for hillary clinton, but make no mistake, what james comey did today creates a number of issues for the story she's been telling about her e-mail server for the last 15 months. >> and that's as she arrives here with the president in battleground north carolina, john wagner, you have taken a deep dive into why north carolina. here she's trying to restore or fix her problem with trust worthiness, and the greatest validater for that is barack obama to try to tune up the base here as they look to the new suburban voters, the white voters, highly educated moving into the state since 2012 even. >> yes, and i guess the show will go on in a couple of hours over the charlotte convention center, but the message of the day has certainly been trampled upon. but it is, you know, this was supposed to be a trampling moment with the president and
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also very strong statement about the clinton's campaign, clinton's campaign belief and what they can do in north carolina. a state that the president won in 2008, lost four years later, and that as you mentioned, the clinton campaign really sees an opportunity in part because of the relatively affluent professionals that have been moving into the state and continue to move into the state and aren't as tied to the politics of the past here. >> those are the very people who may have second thoughts about her. those are screened voteders by definition who may not like what they're hearing today from the fbi director. perry bacon, this as the clinton campaign with barack obama and you could hear the motorcades beginning to arrive, a lot of security behind me as she's going to be about, well, just a few yards from us right now within a secure area, obviously at the convention center. but perry, the african american vote here, which is already challenged by voter suppression attempts, the naccp legal
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defense fund has been very active in north carolina. this is really ground zero for a lot of the bigger issues that are playing out across the nation. >> i think that's right, of course you remember the bathroom bill debate as well. north carolina is a state that has a big senate race, a governor's race where pat who signed the bathroom bill is up for reelection, in north carolina, look at the polling, it suggests right now that secretary clinton, donald trump may be doing better and if like pennsylvania than in the past. the more more states with higher white populations. in a state like north carolina, there's getting more diverse, more white college educated people, more african americans, there's a place where if hillary clinton could presumably win a state, the republicans need to win the general election, other important thing today with obama being there is basically you have the fbi director, whatever his ruling was was scathingly attacking and criticizing clinton for 20 minutes on television. normally be a really bad day for a candidate to have the 20 minutes in a row, but today, she
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now has a potential where the saying praising her for 20 or 25 and it's his role of the day for obama to say shint trust worthy. i used to not trust her, but now i did. that is a useful message with comey criticizing her usage aggressively. >> perry bacon, john wagner, we just moments ago saw hillary clinton as andrew's air force to board a plane that she knew very well as first lady and that she had occasionally back in 2012 and 2013 also ridden with barack obama on most recently in 2013 when they both were going to nelson mandela's funeral. we'll be right back with some late-breaking news on the isis front with richard engel. stay with us. after a long day,
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a wave of deadly terror attacks overseas this weekend as
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i isis apparently carries out its threat to attack during the holy month of ramadan. three suicide bombings rocked three cities in saudi arabia over a span of 24 hours. one of the bombings near the prophet's mosque in medina, a holy site. meanwhile iraq is still reeling after the deadliest attack in nearly a decade. at least 200 people killed when a suicide bomber hit a shopping district on saturday in baghdad. isis claiming responsibility. joining me now from istanbul is foreign correspondent richard engel. richard, saudi arabia is a shocking expansion of isis' attacks, istanbul already was horror and baghdad, with the death toll in baghdad already fragile government in iraq because of all of the attacks and the isis expansion. >> well, i think each one of those locations has its own unique characteristics, here in
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turk we, it was an attack at the gateway of turkey, attempt to embarrass the government here, to punish the government, teen warn the government not to crack down on the isis sells and the isis base that has been in this country operating for quite some time now. in baghdad, it was an attack on shia. and we've seen many attacks, what was different about this one in baghdad was the scale. it was a truck bomb on a busy street that already brought down an entire building and killed many people inside. and if you've seen the footage and there's now aerial drone footage of this burned out building, it's hard to imagine how anyone who was in that building could have survived. but as you said, what's different here and i think quite significant is this attack in saudi arabia, particularly the attack in medina. it happened, not that saudi hasn't been attacked before, but to carry out a blast right near the main mosque in medina.
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one of the holiest places in the world, the second in all of islam where the prophet muhammad is buried along with two early call lives. rapidly condemnation, turkey, jordan, uae, pakistan, everyone coming out and saying how important it was. egypt saying that this was an attack on everyone, even iran and hezbollah, shooi the eye groups came out and condemned it, but it does fit the isis profile. isis wants to discredit the saudi regime. wants to discredit saudi arabia and show that the monarchy there is not capable of securing these important religious places. and just remember what's coming up after ramadan is the hoge in vaik. if isis has decided that saudi arabia and religious sites are going to be a target, the hoch cob a problem. >> that's the annual april
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